A baseball team in the MLB
founded March 26, 1976. Originally a small expansion team that played at Exhibition stadium in Toronto
, Ontario, they weren't much of a contender until the 1983-1984 season when they lead the American League with a combined batting average of .277
The Jays did not move to their current home, then called 'Skydome
' until June 5, 1989. The Jays' amassed back to back World Series wins in 1992 and 1993. A series of unfortunate trades, and mismanagement as a whole, caused the team's demise into mediocrity after 1995.
The team now resides at the Rogers Centre
, after Rogers Communications Inc. bought the Skydome
, and the rights to the team in 2005 for a record low $18M despite hundreds of millions used to build the original dome 16 years earlier.
With all the upcoming talent, and some of the best pitching in the league, the Toronto Blue Jays are destined for another shot at the Pennant!